323. God Loved the World

1 God loved the world so that he gave
his only Son the lost to save,
that all who would in Him believe
should everlasting life receive.

2 Christ Jesus is the ground of faith,
who was made flesh and suffered death;
all who confide in Christ alone
are built on this chief cornerstone.

3 If you are ill, if death draws near,
this truth your troubled heart can cheer:
Christ Jesus rescues us from death;
that is the firmest ground of faith.

4 Be of good cheer, for God's own Son
forgives all sins that you have done,
and justified by Jesus' blood,
your baptism grants the highest good.

5 All glory to the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To you, O blessed Trinity,
be praise now and eternally!

Text Information
First Line: God loved the world so that he gave
Title: God Loved the World
Original Language: German
Translator: August Crull, 1846-1923 (alt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Confession, Forgiveness; Grace, Faith; Lent (1 more...)
Source: Gesangbuch, Bollhagen, 1791
Tune Information
Composer: Edward Miller, 1731-1807 (adapt.)
Meter: L M
Key: D Major

Audio recording: MP3
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